A verse was called a regel; a strophe, a Clause; and a burden or refrain, a Stockregel.
regel,74 a physician by vocation, lived in Turkestan for nine years and collected fruits and flowers as an avocation.
regel forms its left foot, and the Hare serves for a footstool to the right foot of the hero.
regel, in 1875, in his monograph of the genus Allium, declares he has only seen the shallot as a cultivated species.
1899, as a chemical term, short for gelatin and perhaps influenced by jell. The invention of this word is credited to Scottish chemist Thomas Graham (1805-1869). Hair-styling sense is from 1958. The verb meaning "to become a gel" is attested by 1902; figurative sense is from 1958. Related: Gelled; gelling.
A colloid in which the disperse phase combines with the dispersion medium to produce a semisolid material. v. gelled, gel·ling, gels
To become a gel.
To convert a sol into a gel.
[second sense perhaps fr the notion of productively sitting still as a gelatin pudding does]